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Universal wants more Matt Damon-Paul Greengrass Bourne movies until forever

07.20.2016

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Maybe THE BOURNE LEGACY really did have a purpose.

Oh, we know it wasn't to entertain us, for, if that was the case, it failed miserably (as we are all well aware). But maybe it was to get both sides of the rift that made that movie even happen (Universal on one end, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass on the other) remembering how fruitful their initial partnership was, so that they'd rush back into each other's arms and do it again. 

Thanks, THE BOURNE LEGACY. You were good for something. 

In a recent New York Times profile on the pending release of JASON BOURNE, the question is posed as to why Damon and Greengrass couldn't quit this series, even though it appeared they had. Damon and Greengrass had become a package deal where it was either both of them or none of them from here on out, and when things didn't seem to be coming together all that smoothly for BOURNE 4, they were out. 

But that didn't mean Universal was willing to let sleeping dogs lie, as Donna Langley - chairwoman of Universal Pictures - explains...

"Even though Matt and Paul had been very definitive about not wanting to come back, we weren’t really willing to submit to that."

And who could blame the studio? THE BOURNE LEGACY just wasn't what they had hoped it might be, unable to carry the torch of the franchise forward, sans Damon's Jason Bourne. 

But apparently absence truly does make the heart grow fonder and it was those feelings of being left behind and perhaps forgotten that got Damon thinking about a character he didn't think he'd miss. 

"I thought I was completely at peace with the three movies, and I was so happy with how good they were and what the whole franchise had done for my career and my life. But when I saw their production offices, it hurt me in a way that surprised me."

He talked with Greengrass about getting back in. Universal backed up the money trucks, and they all lived happily ever after... that is, as long as Greengrass and Damon keep making Bourne movies and those movies keep making money for Universal. Per Langley, they don't want to potentially crash this gravy train again. 

"Look, here’s what I think the goal is: to keep Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass doing Bourne movies till they can’t do them anymore."

Prepare yourself for THE BOURNE ELDER: I REALLY FORGOT WHO I AM coming to theaters sometime in 2056.

In the meantime, JASON BOURNE will be here on July 29.

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7:21PM on 07/20/2016

I actually enjoyed the last Bourne film with Jeremy Renner

Cool news I guess as long as the films don't become stale. I'd love to see Renner and Damon in a Bourne film together.
Cool news I guess as long as the films don't become stale. I'd love to see Renner and Damon in a Bourne film together.
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6:26PM on 07/20/2016
I'm excited as hell for another Boune film with Damon, and Greengrass, and would love to see possibly another film (or two) if they had a good story to tell from Jason Bourne. But I enjoyed Legacy just as much as the original trilogy and thought it was a solid entry in the franchise and do hope that Renner gets another shot at getting his own sequel and possibly crossing over with Bourne's storyline.
I'm excited as hell for another Boune film with Damon, and Greengrass, and would love to see possibly another film (or two) if they had a good story to tell from Jason Bourne. But I enjoyed Legacy just as much as the original trilogy and thought it was a solid entry in the franchise and do hope that Renner gets another shot at getting his own sequel and possibly crossing over with Bourne's storyline.
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4:48PM on 07/20/2016
While I would be open to the idea since every installment has been great. Give them time and come back to that idea in a few years after they've done other projects.
While I would be open to the idea since every installment has been great. Give them time and come back to that idea in a few years after they've done other projects.
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3:44PM on 07/20/2016
I didn't mind legacy and if ever they want to do a universe as all franchises seem to these days it's opened that up for the future
I didn't mind legacy and if ever they want to do a universe as all franchises seem to these days it's opened that up for the future
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7:15PM on 07/20/2016
Agree. I like Legacy too.
Agree. I like Legacy too.
3:24PM on 07/20/2016

I'll pass, thanks

Stopped watching after the 2nd one because it seemed like the same movie over and over. Matt damon kicks ass, discovers secrets, and comes after those suits who kept secrets from him. Rinse and repeat.
Stopped watching after the 2nd one because it seemed like the same movie over and over. Matt damon kicks ass, discovers secrets, and comes after those suits who kept secrets from him. Rinse and repeat.
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7:17PM on 07/20/2016
Matt damon kicks ass, discovers secrets, and comes after those suits who kept secrets from him.

and all this I'll never tire of watching. :)
Matt damon kicks ass, discovers secrets, and comes after those suits who kept secrets from him.

and all this I'll never tire of watching. :)
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